Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lesley Watson
I have worked for Wadhurst Manor for a few years in many different roles, most recently as the Activities Coordinator. My role is to ensure that we have meaningful and tailored activities to suit everyone. It brings me great joy to know that residents are having a good day because of me.
Activities at Wadhurst Manor
On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.
Life at Wadhurst Manor Care Home
One of our residents is a real champion at basketball. He here is in action – crowned a winner again!
We recently enjoyed a morning of arts and crafts – the residents were very proud of their finished pieces and even got to enjoy the glorious weather in the garden at the same time!
I Beg your Garden!
Residents recently enjoyed filing lots of our empty pots with brightly coloured and cheerful plants They enjoyed sharing photos of other gardens and sharing some top tips too.
Residents recently enjoyed making some cosy blankets which we are going to donate to a local cat rescue home. One of our residents is also making shopping bags to be sold in their gift shop!
Bastille Day Celebrations
We kick started Bastille Day with croissants for breakfast, followed by a Bastille quiz. In the afternoon we had a “Let Them Eat Cake” party with an afternoon tea, French music and singing along to the French anthem. We enjoyed reminiscing or holidays and time spent in France.
Residents made the most of the recent sunshine and spent the afternoon relaxing in the garden with a nice cold glass of Prosecco….or 2!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Coffee & Cake
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.
We have a room available for weekly or monthly hire to members of the local community.